National Archives and Records Administration
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Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - )
ARC Identifier 69591 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-39925. Film highlights events at the Cape during 1963 including missile launches, both successful and malfunctions; construction of Titan III facility; sequence covering Maj. Cooper's launch in MA-9 Faith 7 and recovery; dining-in ceremony honoring AF astronauts and Dyna-Soar pilots. Includes tour by Pres John F. Kennedy on 16 November and memorial for Pres Kennedy on 25 November, with assembled troops and scenes of Brig. Gen. Harry J. Sands, Jr. Vice Comdr., AFMTC, speaking. ECU of missile engine firing from remote camera. 21': CU of AFSC insignia. 23': THE AIR FORCE MISSILE TEST CENTER PRESENTS: THE CAPE 1963. 30': LS launch of Bumper No. 8, a German V-2/WAC Corporal on 24 July 1950. 38': AMLS of two F-106As in flight to right. 42': ALS of launch complexes. 52': LS of Titan II launch--shows climb, missile exploding and huge ball of fire. 75': LS launch of Titan II, programmed flight and separation of first stage--intercut with scene of tracking camera in operation. 89': Onboard footage from camera mounted on second stage of Titan II, showing first stage separation. 107': LSs of tracking stations down Atlantic missile range. 115': ALS of the USS H. H. ARNOLD missile tracking ship. 120': ELS of re-entry vehicle re-entering the atmosphere. 130': AVs of JC-130B equipped with trapeze structure snatching aero-kite balloon suspended from ship. 143': MS of sign on building: AF MISSILE TEST CENTER. 145': LS high angle of AF Missile Test Center. 148': INT scenes in EDP room with personnel at main console and checking magnetic tape--CU of manual on desk. 159': MS of Gemini being lowered inside building--several personnel watching. [...] 943': Total footage in reel.
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